Monday, October 3, 2016
As a Scot, I'm not in the least bit insulted by John Cleese's 'half-educated tenement Scots' tweet, for it is aimed squarely at the Scottish unionist Journalist class who spend their lives ingratiating themselves with those in England who consider them second class citizens.
Overnight it has dawned on the criticised that it might not just be John Cleese that holds this elitist view of them as "obedient retainers" who crave "social status".
When we watch the likes of Andrew Neil and Fraser Nelson, or those that work in the unionist press, Scots don't see success stories, we see those who are 'bought and sold for English Gold'. We see those who actively work against Scottish self determination and fear our independence because their jobs depend on peddling the union.
Cleese has flushed them out. There they are in their naked outrage screaming "racist!" when their hurt is nothing to do with race. Their hurt is at being called out as obsequious toadies who try to lose their Scottishness in order to fit in with the London Britnat Establishment. Gone are the rolled r's. Polished is the accent.
What Cleese has done is remind them that they are barely tolerated.